News Briefs

February 7, 2014

Rehoboth board to discuss smoking ban

The Rehoboth Beach commis­sioners will continue to discuss expanding the city’s smoke-free areas beyond the parks and tot lots to include the beach, Boardwalk, Bandstand and other park areas at the commission­ers’ workshop meeting, 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10, in the city com­missioners’ room.

The commissioners and en­gineer Bob Palmer will discuss budgeting, contracting, flow­testing and painting the city’s fire hydrants and inspecting and exercising the in-ground valves within the water system.

Other old business includes revising sections of the city char­ter and brining them in line with practice, as well as reporting on the progress of the citywide reas­sessment project. In new business, the commis­sioners will discuss the processes and conditions for merging and unmerging of lots. The commis­sioners will also discuss a proposal from Verizon Wireless to establish a cell site on space it leases outside the city’s Lincoln Street elevated water storage tank.

Rehoboth city hall group to meet Feb. 10

The Rehoboth Beach City Hall Master Plan Task Force will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, in the city commissioners’ room.

The task force will hear a pre­sentation and hold discussion on three-dimensional schemat­ic designs and exterior design variations for a new City Hall complex.

UD junior to appear on college “Jeopardy”

Sarah Stevens, granddaugh­ter of two sets of Cape region grandparents, will appear on the “Jeopardy College Champion­ship” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, on Fox channel 5. Sarah is a junior of University at Delaware and a resident of Dover. Her grandparents are locals Bill and Marlys Cowan and Barb and Steve Crane.

Lewes council meets Feb. 10

Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, at city hall. Discussion will continue on the idea of charging nonprofit organizations fees for the use of city facilities. Mem­bers will also receive an update on the Coastal Management As­sistance Grant Project, receive a presentation from the mitigation planning team regarding the es­tablishment of evacuation zones and a related map, and discuss the finalization of an ordinance amending city code to increase parking meter fees by 25 cents. To view the full agenda, go to For more informa­tion, call 302-645-7777.

Dewey council to meet Feb. 8

Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. A public hearing will be held on The Starboard’s applica­tion for temporary expansion premises for its grand opening, Running of the Bull and Dewey Goes Pink events. The planning commission will offer a presenta­tion on proposed amendments to the town’s code on elevation, floodproofing and construction standards in the town’s gen­eral floodplain area.

Council will also discuss free parking in unmetered areas from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; the creation of an investment committee; improvements to the life-saving station; improvements to the business license and building permit application process; and public safety security cameras. To view the full agenda, go to For more information, call town hall at 302-227-6363.

Briggs King to host meet and greets

State Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, has scheduled several “Meet and Greet sessions with constituents over the next few weeks. Briggs King invites residents of the 37th District, which includes Georgetown and the Long Neck area, to stop by one of the following Meet and Greets to ask questions or share any concerns they may have about the district or state gov­ernment.

The Meet and Greet schedule is as follows:

• Wednesday, Feb. 12, between 8 and 9 a.m. at Georgetown Fam­ily Restaurant, 115 East Market St.

• Wednesday, Feb. 26, between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Long Neck CHEER Center in the Shoppes at Long Neck.

• Saturday, March 1, between 9 and 11 a.m. at Oak Orchard Fire Hall, 32628 Oak Orchard Road.

For the third year now, Briggs King is holding her Meet and Greet sessions on more of a peri­odic schedule, which will include a night and Saturday morning meeting, to better accommodate constituents with varying per­sonal schedules.

14th Rep. District Democratic meeting set

The Democratic Party for the 14th Representative District will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Fish On at Five Points, 17300 N. Village Main Blvd., Lewes, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all reg­istered Democrats who reside in the 14th District. Some attendees will have dinner at 5:30 p.m. prior to the meeting. If planning to join them, email claire@clairesnyder­ or call 302-226-3976 to be included in the head count.

Common Core forum to be held Feb. 11

The League of Women Voters Sussex County Education Com­mittee is hosting a free public forum on the Common Core Standards from 1 to 3 p.m., Tues­day, Feb. 11, in the Medical Arts Building at the Beebe Campus on Route 24.

Indian River Superintendent Susan Bunting, Cape Henlopen Director of Curriculum and In­struction Michael Kelley and Delaware Department of Educa­tion Assessment Director Brian M. Touchette will discuss the im­pact and goals of the standards.

The forum is cosponsored by Coastal Georgetown, Ameri­can Association of University Women Sussex County. For more information, go to

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